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by bobc
14 Jan 2015, 05:58
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Too tired to fight it tonight. Its been a couple days worth already. I think the last suggestion there from brokenman is going to "get it", though. The wifi switch is on. Two reasons I'm sure. 1 is that I found it yesterday and made sure it was on. 2 is that the wifi works under other boot partition...
by bobc
13 Jan 2015, 14:00
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Rootcopy should work. If it does not then please create module containing you b43 firmware and the blacklist file. I guess you have added 'rootcopy=' cheatcode or have another porteus installation somewhere which are confusing init script. Nope, never heard of it before, and this is my first time t...
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 23:57
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Ok, I got it working, but its not right. I found that if I copy the b43 subdirectory from /mnt/sdb1/porteus/rootcopy/lib/firmware to /lib/firmware after it boots, and then do a modprobe b43 That after that, I can go in and configure and connect to the wireless. I don't understand why it didn't work ...
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 22:44
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

That sounds like something that will work. Let me give it a try!

Do you think it will find a b43 driver? If not where would I put the file(s) so it can find it?

Thanks :)
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 19:45
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Ok, I tried to shutdown again. And after it hung, I waited a bit, powered off, then powered back on and rebooted.

Then I went to kde sysyem settings, network, and it looks much like the wicd-gtk screen, but wireless is greyed out.

Still getting wl in lsmod. Still no b43

Any ideas?
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 19:38
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Ok, thanks, I think I've got that done. I copied the xzm to /mnt/sdb1/porteus/modules. Hopefully that's where it belongss. I still don't think thats going to fix it though, because usually I have to get b43 to load, and I don't think that can load if wl is loading, and I haven't been able to remove ...
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 18:55
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

Thanks for the replies. I temporarily hard wired the pc to the router I found the USM and ran all updates, and then tried to search for wicd, but it didn't show it. It did come up with 11 programs to install, so I downloaded and istalled them but still doesn't show wicd. Is there a command line prog...
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 18:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

It shows up in lspci the same as under slackopup as a BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01) If Irun an lsmod | grep 802 the result is: cfg80211 1222308 1 wl rfkill 8196 3 cfg80211,bluetooth There is no wifi button that I know of, but I'll look. PS: there is a switch, but its in the on position
by bobc
12 Jan 2015, 17:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Dell Latitude D620 wifi dead

I installed to a flashdrive which now appears as sdb1. But I can't get wifi to work. The computer has a Broadcom 4311 rev 01 chip that usually works with the b43 driver in linux. I have tried 3 times now to blacklist the wl but it doesn't have any effect and it loads it anyway. i put a file in /mnt/...